The Nature Boys with Gypsy Boots and eben ahbez

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The Nature Boys with Gypsy Boots and eben ahbez


The Nature Boys—shirtless and eating watermelon—lived outdoors, sleeping in trees and caves. They were the first generation of Americans to adopt the German "naturmensch" philosophy that would later influence the Hippie generation. At back left is Gypsy Boots, a pioneer of health and fitness. Kneeling in front is songwriter eben ahbez, who believed only "God" and "Infinity" were worthy of capitalization. He composed the 1948 hit song "Nature Boy," popularized by jazz singer Nat King Cole.


August 1948


Unknown collection


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